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Metis Settlements General Council

Métis Settlements General Council handles issues that affect the collective interests of the eight Métis settlements. It has legal control over land, such as timber and oil and gas. Besides having authority over membership, it also deals with harvesting issues such as hunting, trapping and fishing. Métis Settlements General Council has five elected councilors from each of the eight settlements. These forty elected councilors in turn elect a four-member executive that consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary. The executive council holds a variety of portfolios ranging from intergovernmental relations, finance, land and resources to infrastructure, education and Communications. It has established three corporations to advance the economic development of the eight Settlements. These corporations are MSGC Oil & Gas, Settlement Sooniyaw Corporation and Settlement Investment Corporation.

Métis Settlements General Council is the political voice of the eight Métis settlements and is the sole political representative at the national level. It continues to work towards improving government legislation pertaining to the Métis settlements, to enhance communication between the settlements and the Alberta government, and to promote and develop self-reliant initiatives on the settlements.

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Liens Rapides

Metis Association of Alberta (1932)

Ewing Commission (1934-1936)

The Metis Betterment Act (1938)

The Alberta Federation of Metis Settlements Formed (1973)

MacEwan Joint Metis-Government Committee
(1982-1984)

Resolution 18 Incorporated (1985)

Metis Settlements Accord Adopted (1989)

Metis Settlements General Council

Metis Rights: Regina vs. Powley

Who Are Metis?

Harvesting Rights for Alberta's Metis

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